Greve are a duo from Sweden that has had music reviewed before in this zine and on this recording plays a very old school and synth orientated style of black metal and this is a review of their album "Nordarikets Strid" which will be released in 2020 by Purity Through Fire.
Synths start off the album and also mixes in with the heavier sections of the music along with the vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams. During the faster sections of the songs a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the music more of a raw feeling.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. The music is also very heavily rooted in the 90's while the solos and leads are done in a very melodic style as well as some of the tracks being long and epic in length, deep growls can also be heard at times.
The riffs also bring in a great amount of melody as well as one track introducing evil laughter onto the recording and as the album a brief use of clean playing can also be heard. at times the music gets very atmospheric sounding. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in Swedish and cover darkness, death, occultism and mysticism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Greve and if you are a fan of atmospheric, old school and synth orientated black metal, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Vid Dodens Troskel" and "Ur Nordiskt Vrede". 8 out of 10.